Office: FEC 3120, phone: 277-5446 The best way to reach me is
via Piazza (see below). I will check it once a day around 1pm.
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:30PM; or by appointment.
Note: I will always be available in my office during office hours. At other times, if my door is open, feel free to drop
in. If the door is closed, I'm probably hard at work on a paper, grant or research problem. Please come by another time or make an appointment via email.
Teaching Assistant
Jose Castellanos
Office Hours: Monday and Friday 5-6:30pm or by appointment.
Office Hour Location: FEC 3185
Class Info
The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 in Woodward 147
Course Description
This class covers advanced topics in Algorithms and Data Structures with a focus on mathematical techniques, proofs and analysis. Topics to be covered will likely include the following: Randomized Algorithms:fingerprinting, data streaming algorithms, coupon collectors, birthday paradox, skip lists; Network Flow: Max Matchings, Min-cut Max-flow duality; Linear Programming, and basic game theory; NP-Hardness and Approximation Algorithms.
Text Book
We will be using the book: ``Introduction to Algorithms (third edition)'' by Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest and Stein, in addition to supplemental material and occasional handouts.
Piazza
I've set up a Piazza forum for discussions and emails in this class.
For quicker response, please send all of your questions to Piazza (you can post both public, private and anonymous questions). Directions for joining Piazza.
Note: Some of the material in these notes, including many examples and
figures are from Jeff Erickson's class notes for
CS373 at the
University of Illinois Urbana Champagne.